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Rathfarnham district: what does this place name say? Big Bridge?
« on: Thursday 01 October 20 19:10 BST (UK) »
Is anyone familiar with older place names in Rathfarnham? It looks like Big Bridge or Big Bridle to me, I can't find it on any maps and would love to know what it's called nowadays.
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Rathfarnham district: what does this place name say? Big Bridge?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 October 20 19:32 BST (UK) »
It looks like Big Bridge -- and there was a Big Bridge between Rathfarnham and Dublin at one time - destroyed in 1754. However it is probable that the area around it may have retained that name locally.

Wikipedia;-


This article lists the bridges and tunnels in Dublin and the Greater Dublin Area in Ireland. ... Pearse Bridge, Rathfarnham Road - R114, First bridge (called Big Bridge) destroyed by a flood in 1754, a new bridge was constructed in 1765.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Rathfarnham district: what does this place name say? Big Bridge?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 October 20 20:21 BST (UK) »
Thank you Pennines - the handwriting does say Big Bridge, and although the name is totally gone now the link to Pearse Bridge, Rathfarnham was absolutely correct! It's great to have a mystery solved so quickly, really appreciate your help.


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Re: Rathfarnham district: what does this place name say? Big Bridge?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 October 20 20:55 BST (UK) »
You are very welcome Bibinic.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.